Australia mourns the loss of five schoolchildren killed in a jumping castle accident.
Australian police on Friday announced that investigation was ongoing regarding the deaths of five children when an inflatable castle was lifted into the air by strong winds during a school’s celebration at the end of the year and whether it was securely tied on the ground.
Three girls and three boys aged 12 years and one girl who was 11 were killed in the incident that caused children to fall 10 meters (33 inches) into the earth in a school in Devonport in the northwest region of Tasmania state. Three more children remain in the hospital.
It was among the deadliest accidents in Australia that involved an amusement park.
“The tragedy that occurred yesterday is beyond understanding. It’s heartbreaking, devastating. It’s just incomprehensible,” Tasmania state Premier Peter Gutwein told reporters on Friday.
A total of 40 students took to the festivities. powerful winds were said to have led the jump castle building to collapse and several inflatable zorb ball inflatables to lift in the air.
Police have said they will investigate how high the castle was lifted if all injured children were in it, and how the winds.
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